Dolphin Tale 2 Synopsis
Unless a new companion can be found, Winter the dolphin must be given to another aquarium.
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New York Daily News

No one over age 10 will flip for this sequel to the 2011 hit “Dolphin Tale.” But that doesn’t mean only kids will enjoy this gentle, moving...
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By Sheila O'Malley
Dolphin Tale 2 tries to do too much, with too many stories shoehorned in, but the overall effect is emotional and sweet.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Informative, morally complex and supremely well-intentioned, it generally sidesteps sentimentality for appealingly straightforward...
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By Inkoo Kang
The whole thing just works; the film gets pretty close to the Platonic ideal of accessible but still meaningful edutainment. And in a movie...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
Even more so than last time out, Smith focuses a great deal of attention on the details—the day-to-day minutiae of the facility’s rescue...
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Some angst away from the dolphin tank feels like padding, but there’s enough bona fide narrative to please tomorrow’s marine biologists and...
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Slant Magazine

By Ed Gonzalez
Writer-director Charles Martin Smith's tin ear for dialogue and contrived symbolism is as unmistakable as his enormous heart.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Bill Zwecker
This second film is again heartwarming and includes some nice performances from Connick, Gamble and Morgan Freeman.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Tirdad Derakhshani
Charming, emotionally resonant, yet nowhere as fresh and dramatic as its predecessor.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
It's a strain to poke fun at Dolphin Tale 2. Even more than the very solid first film, this is cynicism-free cinema; a place where snark...
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Awesome heart-wrenching enjoyment!

By djprengel
This movie had an extreme reality element in it to show the true concept of Rescue Rehabilitate and Release. It is also great to see that the animals are more than just an attraction to many...

Great movie!

By Jonas Brothers 918
Great for kids and adults. It is a fantastic realistic movie. A true story about dolphins....

Worth it.

By cozyfawn
I enjoyed this movie Dolphin Tale 2, and I would go and see it several more times. I think it's a great movie for all ages. I plan on buying it when it comes out on DVD. I'd give it 5 stars, the...

Good movie

By lackmc27
My boys loved the movie. They are 6 and 9. The movie did a great job of showing how it's not always easy to care for wild animals and then set them free once they are well. We would have liked to...

As good as the first one

By tiffanienewcomer
Dolphin Tale 2 did not disappoint! I was a bit worried because we enjoyed the first one so much. Most times sequels don't live up to the original, but this one sure did! A great family movie. I...


By kitluvr1
Usually sequels aren't as good as the original, but this one is super. BTW, Winter is as cute in person when we saw her at Clearwater Aquarium in Florida, as she is on the screen....

By georgehavens86
Awesome movie.. I recommended all to see this movie. Can't wait for the DVD....

Note bad, very touching

By wulffpack56

Dolphin Tale 2

By linp2001
Great movie! Took my grand kids to see this and was pleasantly surprised. Film was informative, entertaining and fostered positive values. A great family movie....

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By jasmineflorence53
storyline The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital...

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Rated PG | For Some Mild Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Fans of the original will love this wholesome sequel.
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